CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and other Autodesk products []
CZ | EN | DE
Login or
  Visitors: 6531
Plex.Earth connects AutoCAD and Google Earth

CAD tip CAD tip # 8672:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

New material library in Inventor 2013.

A - answer The new unified material library in Inventor 2013 and other Autodesk products allows to manage both visual (color, appearance, transparency...) and physical material properties in a single place.

You can extend the predefined material library with your own materials, create new libraries, or change properties of the existing materials.

The material editor can be invoked through the ribbon Tools > Material and appearance > Material. Double-click on a material to launch the editor dialog, where you can adjust the material properties and assets - color hue, reflections, transparency, but also thermal conductance, Young modulus, density, yield strength, etc. The editor window is split by aspect to "Appearance" and "Physical" tabs:

Appearance (CZ) - Physical (CZ)

100% *  CAD 
7.6.2012    8134×  
applies to: Inventor 2013 ·

See also:
Tip 12833:RAL color library (palette) for Fusion 360 (plus BS, AS, NCS).
Tip 12178:Modelling 3D knurling - e.g. knurled surface of a control knob.
Tip 12137:How to order Inventor appearances alphabetically?
Tip 11909:Using luminiscent materials in AutoCAD 3D scenes.
Tip 11831:Using the Pantone or RAL colors (palette) for your models in Fusion 360.

Back   All CAD Tips

Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   

Track your time spent working on AutoCAD or Revit jobs - automatically with
CADstudio JobTime More info

Please use these tips at your own risk.
CAD Studio is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.